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Jim O'Neill

Former chairman of Goldman Sachs

Jim O'Neill, a former chairman of Goldman Sachs Asset Management and former Commercial Secretary to the UK Treasury, is Honorary Professor of Economics at Manchester University.

Jim O'Neill
17 Oct 2016

Building up the BRICS

This year marks the 15th anniversary of the BRICS, the term I coined to refer to the major emerging economies: Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (the latter was added in 2010). Recently, my brief tenure in the British government came to an end, following the completion of a review on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) that I chaired. As I ponder what to do next, I can't help but return to the subject of the anniversary. Have those large and promising emerging economies fulfilled expectations?

17 Oct 2016